FORWARD

I'm just finishing up this painting here. This picture was taken only two days in, and all in all, it went pretty smoothly. (I'll post final pictures soon). as usual, I did the face in one sitting, then was able to do the rest of the flesh tone the following day. I played around a bit with this piece: tried my best to loosen up a little, painted some pearls for the first time, did some different things with the background...It was a fun one. thank you to Nikki (yet again) for modeling. Next up, I'm going to do a piece for the Thinkspace group show that's going to the UK in June. all the pieces will be 12" x 12", which will make this probably the smallest painting I've ever done. I'm actually going to do two, just in case. if they both come out, maybe it'll be a diptych.

I also ordered some panels from Signature for my next larger paintings. they are beautifully constructed and are made from temperature treated basswood so they won't warp. I used to make my own when I lived in a warehouse. there's a number of reasons I don't do it anymore, the least of which was the quality of panels, which was poor. I also no longer have the room, the right tools, or any business being around fast moving blades.